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Make sense of a changing world

The weekly explorations of a generalist, synthesist, and curator. From a very broad and changing list of topics, each issue delivers a carefully curated selection of articles, from the essential to the intriguing and the curious.

Some recurring inquiries

  • Where is technology going, how can it be more humane?
  • How can we bring about the futures we want?
  • What are the important signals of change and past lessons which might provide glimpses of what’s coming?
  • How should cities evolve for their citizens?
  • Are AIs new competitors or new companions?
  • What of the climate, ecosystems, and systems in general?

What readers are saying

Brings things to my attention that I don’t see linked anywhere else, & has perfected a tone that I’d call “curiously critical”: neither 🤩 nor 😤, but simply… 🤓

Robin Sloan

100%, without a doubt, the smartest and most interesting newsletter-type-thing I read each week (and I read a terrifying amount).

Matt Muir

Sentiers is my regular go-to, thanks to its mesh of design, economics, sustainability, organizational theory, and business.

Ana Andjelic

Latest issues

No.193 — Oct 24, 2021

It Didn’t Have to Be This Way ⊗ The Future Is Not a Solution ⊗ the Intersection

No.192 — Oct 17, 2021

A World Ordered only by Search ⊗ Remystifying Supply Chains ⊗ The Intelligence of Bodies

No.191 — Oct 10, 2021

Making a Living, the History of What We Call Work ⊗ How DeepMind Is Reinventing the Robot ⊗ Building New Weblike Things